A wild white wine – Fehérvári Borbirtok Petit Somlo 2020

Somló is quite special among Hungarian wine regions. It’s a tiny one, focusing on white wines, which often have a distinguished character. That’s what I struggle with, and the Petit Somlo from new producer Fehérvári is a good example.

Unusual aromas for a white wine, but not unusual for a Somlói. It’s wild, doesn’t really smell like wine, gonna be controversial. Liver, durian and Hungarian cheese spread (made with onions and paprika) on the nose. Only medium-bodied, but has an oily consistency, emphasized by low acidity. Tastes saline, and while a bit simple, it has a notable aftertaste. An extreme wine, but no doubt it has tons of personality – you either love it or hate it. One for the adventurous. 84 points, 2000 HUF (5 EUR), stockist is Groby and online shops in Hungary. Source: own purchase.